Injection well research topic of final installment in Energy and Environmental Luncheon Series

Jen Bowman, acting director of environmental programs, and Natalie Kruse, associate professor of environmental studies, will present on the Sugar Bush Foundation funded project titled, “Bringing transparency to environmental issues surrounding Class II injection wells through community engagement in eastern Athens County.” This presentation will be the last installment of the Voinovich School Energy and Environmental Luncheon Series on Friday, April 14 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Bldg. 22, Room 221 at The Ridges.

Athens County received the greatest input of hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio in 2016. The presentation will discuss the research, characterizing the groundwater quality near injection wells, while building a foundation of knowledge and understanding about science, data, and communication strategies related to injection wells. Additionally, speakers will talk about providing community trainings and roundtable discussions to empower effective community participation with environmental decision makers.

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Energy and Environmental Luncheon Series runs each semester. These Friday forums include an informal lunch presentation and Q&A related to environmental topics of interest. The events are open to all Voinovich School students, as well as OHIO faculty, staff and students and the community. Free pizza will be served, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Not sure how to get up to The Ridges? Check out the Red Line CATS Shuttle, the Athens Public Transit routes, walk or ride your bike.


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